Todd Goins was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina in Transylvania County. After graduating from Furman University, Todd pursued a career in the human services profession, serving as an associate pastor, mental health provider, and houseparent at Baptist Children’s Home before serving as a social worker. Todd began his career in Social Services in 2005 with Clay County Department of Social Services (DSS) as a Child Protective Services social worker. Todd served as Child Welfare and Adult Services Supervisor at Clay County DSS from 2008 until March 2020, at which time he began serving in the role of Clay County DSS Director. Todd resides in Brasstown with his wife Beth. Todd and Beth have five children they are very proud of, ranging in ages from 22 years old to 11 years old.